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Community Calendar

Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.


Sat • October 25, 2014


WETA Ticket

WETA Special


National Chamber Ensemble Night of Italian Opera

Rossyln Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere

The National Chamber Ensemble, together with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, celebrates the opening of the NCE's 2014-2015 Season with Night of Italian Opera!

"All Creatures Great and Small" Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“All Creatures Great and Small” art exhibit at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia. Del Ray Artisans and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria present animal-themed art, through October 26. Details:

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Play" by Stephen Boocks

Montpelier Arts Center

In this exhibition of acrylic paintings, works on paper, and sound, Boocks explores the dynamics of time, pattern, and how we process works of art.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"Tarnish" by Barbara Talbott

Montpelier Arts Center

The need to replicate the texture and surface of an object propels Barbara Talbott to discover new ways to use materials and processes in everything she makes. In Tarnish, every dent, every scratch, every layer of patina builds upon each other to create the fabric of the surface; it tells the story of a life lived. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

"When I Was Your Age..." #SomeThingsNeverChange - an afternoon of barbershop a cappella in Arlington!

Thomas Jefferson Community Center

This funny original theatrical and musical performance will feature your favorite a cappella hits from across the decades. Potomac Harmony performs a variety of music from Broadway hits to fifties favorites to modern jazz, all in four-part harmony, and this year's show features two award-winning barbershop quartets -- GQ and Sound Advice! 

18th Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Summers Farm

Summers Farm

For homegrown fun and farm fresh adventures, visit Summers Farm cornfield maze, old-fashioned hay rides, competitive pig races, gigantic jumping pillows, farm animals, hay slides…and pick-your-own pumpkins.

32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly

32nd Street Farmers Market in Waverly

The 32nd Street Farmer’s Market, a non-profit organization, returns all profits back to the Baltimore community, with over 55 vendors is the “talk of the town”. With fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants, international foods, including vegan choices and meats, as well as crafts, natural body products and specialty items, this is the place to be on Saturday morning from 7 a.m. until Noon. Here is your chance to talk to the farmer or vendor about the product they have grown or made. More information is available at

Event begins at 7:00AM

Categories: Fairs & Festivals

7 Sopranos in concert

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Wellington Parish

Concerts at St. Luke's presents The 7 Sopranos in a performance entitled "Angels and Divas."

Admission is $20/15 seniors/10 students and teachers.

Categories: Music: Classical

A Night of Doing Good. Better. A Fundraiser to Benefit Business Volunteers Maryland

SC&H Group Campus

Business Volunteers Maryland will host A Night of Doing Good. Better., an outdoor party and concert at the SC&H campus in Sparks, MD.

Categories: Music: Other

Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile"

Aldersgate Church Community Theater at Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Mixing romance, money and betrayal together on an exotic cruise is a recipe for .... MURDER. Agatha Christie is the Queen of who-done-its and the twists and turns in this plot will keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats.

Categories: Theater

American University Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Concert

Abramson Family Recital Hall at the AU Katzen Arts Center

The American University Symphony Orchestra opens its third season under the direction of Yaniv Dinur. They are one of the unique and exciting student ensembles in the DC area.

Categories: Music: Classical

An Evening of Comedy with Annabelle Gurwitch

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

Known as the co-host of TV’s “Dinner and a Movie,” Annabelle Gurwitch is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist, and the author of the new book I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Sur­vival Stories from the Edge of 50.

Art and Story, a Del Ray Artisans Art Exhibit

Shirlington Public Library

“Art and Story” art exhibit at Shirlington Library (4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA). Del Ray Artisans presents artworks illustrating the power of art and story, from October 5 through November 30. Details:

Categories: Arts

Bamboo Brilliance: A Mujuan Shakuhachi Celebration

Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Gallery of Art

Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) virtuoso Kurahashi Yodo II leads an ensemble celebrating the 40th anniversary of the school his father founded in Kyoto.

Categories: Music: Other

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award-Call for Submissions


The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the inaugural Bethesda Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. The competition is seeking the best, up-and-coming, local songwriters. The adjudicated contest will award a talented songwriter a grand prize of $10,000.

Categories: Music: Other, Arts

Building Zone

National Building Museum

Building Zone long-term Monday through Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Ages 2-6 with adult supervision The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors. The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for its support of the Building Zone. Project Playhouse is sponsored by HomeAid and built by Pardee Homes. Event begins at Presented by: National Building Museum

Categories: Family Oriented


Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Cantare! expresses the natural synergy between music and visual art. This interdisciplinary program entitled “All American” pairs the artwork of contemporary visual artist Patrick Delaney with the music of American composers: Leslie Adams, Jake Heggie, Scott Joplin, Camille Nickerson, Frank Proto and Gene Scheer.

Categories: Music: Classical, Arts, Free

Celebration of Hispanic Heritage

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

Enjoy a night of cultural and folk presentations from local artists and groups of different Latin countries.

All events are free and open to the public.

Columbia Pro Cantare Sings Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Jim Rouse Theatre

Columbia Pro Cantare opens its 38th season Saturday, October 25, 2014, with Gioacchino Rossini’s rarely heard choral masterpiece, Petite Messe Solennelle.

Categories: Music: Classical

DCLX'tra: Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five!

Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

"When vocalist Chelsea Reed brought five of her friends together to play some tunes in a South Philly dining room in October 2012 little did she know that someday she and her band of handsome gentlemen would find themselves playing at the latest DCLX dance event! And not just any DCLX event, but the premier of our newly revamped DCLX'tra series. It's not our main dance exchange, it is a special gift from us to you! Hope to see you there!

As usual, beginner lesson with fabulous local instructors included in your admission. 


Categories: Dance

Edvinas Minkstimas, piano

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ

Presented by Washington Conservatory of Music. Lithuanian pianist Edvinas Minkstimas is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top emerging young pianists. In this program Minkstimas performs Mozart C Major Sonata, Schubert F-Minor Impromptu, Liszt “Robert le Diable”, Brahms Two Rhapsodies, op. 79, selections from ‘Charlie Brown’ by Vince Guaraldi and Preludes by Lithuanian painter, writer and composer, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. 

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Fall Foliage Tea and Tour

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Tea and garden tour.

Categories: Tours, History, Food & Wine

Family Halloween Special Event

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Museum  Marine Corps  Family  Halloween

Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer, and Venice

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

In 1887, Charles Lang Freer purchased the entire Second Venice Set, 26 atmospheric etchings by James McNeill Whistler. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between collector and artist, which eventually led to the founding of the Freer Gallery, today the world’s largest and finest repository of Whistler’s works. Fine Impressions shows how Freer’s acquisition of the Second Venice Set came to shape his legacy as a connoisseur and collector.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

For Whom It Stands

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture

Named one of the nation's "Top 10 Must-See Exhibits This Summer" by USA Today. More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

Categories: Arts, History, Exhibits

Free Live Music

St. Elmo's Coffee Pub

If you're looking for a fun, but inexpsensive night out check out some live music at St. Elmo's Coffee Pub. We feature local and national (and sometimes even international!) musicians Wednesday through Saturday, every week. For the past 16 years the Not So Modern Jazz Quartet + has been playing every Thursday at St. Elmo's. These seasoned regulars play Dixieland/New Orleans-style jazz and kick off their set around 7:30 p.m. All other days (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) music begins at 8 p.m. and goes to about 10 p.m. With a range in musical styles, there's surely something on our calendar for anyone who enjoys music. Besides jazz, we also feature folk, rock, blues, pop, experimental, country, bluegrass, and more! As always, the live music we offer is free (but tips are encouraged for the artists). "Come on out to St. Elmo's and enjoy a relaxing evening with coffee, great food, music, and friends. A night out at St. Elmo's gives you the opportunity to support local business and local/national musicians, and it is a less expensive alternative to a night at the bar." - Charity Meals from the Arlington Coffee Shop Examiner.

Event begins at 8:00PM

Categories: Music: Other, Free, Arts

Gallery B Announces October Exhibit

Gallery B

Gallery B is pleased to present its October exhibition, featuring paintings by Gongsan Kim and Chris Luckman, and sculptures by George Tkabladze. The group exhibition will be on display from October 1 -25 at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD.  Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm.

This exhibition’s opening reception will coincide with the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, October 10th from 6-9pm.


The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District opened Gallery B in October 2011 with the support of Bethesda Place Limited Partnership.Gallery B serves as the flagship of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The mission of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Inc., 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to create and implement arts and entertainment projects that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of downtown Bethesda.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Gin Dance Company Presenting 'East Meets West'

The Atlas Performing Arts Center - The Lang Theater
Categories: Dance, Arts, Family Oriented

Gin Dance Company Presenting 'East Meets West'

The Atlas Performing Arts Center - The Lang Theater

This special evening will premier Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff’s newest works ‘Face to Face’, which explores how technology has changed the way we all interact and connect with each other and a fun and light hearted piece ‘That’s Mozart’ in which Shu-Chen creates and shapes the movements into Mozart’s humorous and playful music notes.  We are very excited to have GDC’s very own Elizabeth Lucrezio create a brand new work for the company called ‘Just One’ which explores the impact a simple, seemingly insignificant act can have… an act that may not change the world, but may mean the world to Just One.  We will also be performing GDC’s signature piece ‘The Teller’ which the character of a Chinese fortune teller will be portrayed throughout the dance. This work delivers an awakening message for people to take charge and tell your own story. Come join us and let us take you on a journey from the East to the West!

Categories: Dance, Arts, Family Oriented

Greater Washington Immigration Film Fest

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Choose a venue near you to view feature-length films that make real the stories of immigrants from Ireland, Central America, India, Palestine, Syria and Senegal.  Meet Muna and Fadi who win the US lottery for Green Cards, Megha, an ambitious software engineer, and others who come to our shores for the same reasons as our grandparents and ancestors.

Haunted Chocolate House: A Workshop for Children

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Family friendly garden tour followed by a chocolate haunted house making activity.

Categories: Family Oriented, Holiday

Haunted Trail at the Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center

Can you survive the Horde?  Come to the Workhouse Arts Center and see if you can survive the trail.  Presented Oct 24th to Nov 1st.

Categories: Tours, Holiday

Heralds and Heraldry in Shakespeare's England

Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover the colorful world of heralds and their rivals, all competing to profit from the craze for coats of arms that seized England under Elizabeth I. Books explaining heraldry's complex rules, manuscripts illustrating actual coats of arms, and documents from professional heralds attempting to regulate heraldic practice show an ambitious world eager to display success and status.

The Folger Shakespeare Library is open to the public 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, with special exhibition viewing hours on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free, docent-led tours are available Monday through Friday at 11am and 3pm, Saturdays at 11am and 1pm, and Sundays at 1pm.

Event begins at

Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library

Featured Artist(s): Curated by Nigel Ramsay

Categories: Free, Exhibits, Tours

House and Home

National Building Museum

House & Home, a long-term exhibition presented by the National Building Museum, takes visitors on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to live at home in America. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

International Club of DC's 11th Anniversary Gala and Masquerade Ball

National Museum of Women in the Arts

October 25

International Club of DC's 11th Anniversary Gala and Masquerade Ball

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Grand Ballroom, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC

8 PM VIP/9 PM General Admission

An unforgettable evening of elegance and sophistication including dancing to two live bands, a lavish dinner buffet (VIP), open bar, extravagant dessert buffet, enchanting dance performances, and so much more! A variety of international dance music will be played during band breaks. You do not need a date to attend. Come on your own or with friends!

Black Tie Requested (suits, Cocktail Attire, Period formal attire from the 1800's, 1900's, and the renaissance era welcome!

Dance lessons will be offered at the French Embassy and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  See website for info.

Categories: Dance, International, Holiday

Jiji Park Piano Recital

Epiphany Episcopal Church

Jiji Park Piano Recital at Epiphany Episcopal Church

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Jiji Park Piano Recital

Epiphany Episcopal Church

Jiji Park Piano Recital at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Oak Hill,VA

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Jiji Park Piano Recital

Epiphany Episcopal Church

Jiji Park Piano Recital at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Oak Hill,VA

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Jiji Park Piano Recital

Epiphany Episcopal Church

Jiji Park Piano Recital at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Oak Hill,VA

Categories: Music: Classical, Free

Kronos Quartet: Prelude to a Black Hole and Beyond Zero: 1914-1918

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre

This program is played without pause or intermission and features Prelude to a Black Hole, a compilation of unusual works chosen by Kronos to reflect the serenity and impact of the World War I centennial, followed immediately by Aleksandra Vrebalov’s new work Beyond Zero: 1914 - 1918, highlighted by Bill Morrison’s film.

Laps for LAM 5k Run/Walk Event

Various Locations in City of Fairfax

The Mid-Atlantic Region of The LAM Foundation Hosts Inaugural Laps for LAM 5K Run/Walk at Burke Lake Park on Oct. 25, 2014

Fairfax Station, VA (October 2014)—The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Lam Foundation is pleased to announce it will host its first “Laps for LAM” 5K run/walk event on Saturday, October 25, at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia. All proceeds from this family-friendly fundraising event will benefit The LAM Foundation, the global leader in the fight against Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM for short, is a rare and progressive lung disease that almost exclusively affects women, usually during their childbearing years. LAM is frequently misdiagnosed as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis, as symptoms of LAM typically include shortness of breath and lung collapse. The LAM Foundation has committed over $10.5 million to LAM research to support 102 peer-reviewed grants and other numerous breakthroughs, resulting in the first-ever LAM treatment trial to test a drug called Sirolimus, which proved to be an effective treatment for LAM. Additional clinical trials are underway as LAM Foundation-funded researchers continue to work with urgency in search of more safe and effective treatments. Although research is ongoing, no cure for LAM currently exists.

This event will bring athletes of all calibers together, along with patients, family members, and friends of the LAM community to join in the fight against this devastating and destructive disease. Running/walking enthusiasts and all supporters of the LAM Foundation community are invited to participate or attend this event to raise funds and awareness in search of a cure.

The course for the 5k run winds alongside Burke Lake and consists of an out and back loop through the park. Participants who prefer to walk will have the option of completing either a one-mile or two-mile marked course, which also parallels the lake.

Registration for the event is available in advance online at Participants will have the option to register for the event as an individual or as part of a team. While participants may choose to register for the 5k run and participate individually, runners are encouraged to form a team, bringing friends and family members together to challenge each other to complete the 3.1 mile course and raise additional funds for finding a cure.

The registration fee is $35 per person. Event check-in and registration will begin at 7:00am on Saturday, October 25, with the 5K run/walk beginning at 8:00am. Participants who register in advance by October 11, 2014, will receive an official Laps for LAM event t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three fastest male and female runners, as well as to the fastest team. Prizes will also be awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers.

For more information on the event, to volunteer, register, or to become a sponsor, please visit or check out the event’s Facebook page at

Questions may be directed to the Event Committee Chair, Mary Stojic, at 301.346.9088 or via email at For additional information about Lymphangioleiomyomatosis or The LAM Foundation, please visit The LAM Foundation’s website at or call 513.777.6889.

Late Great Bach: Mass in B Minor

Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College Silver Spring

Bach Sinfonia opens the 20th season with J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor which many consider to be among the greatest works in all music history. 

Laugh Riot at the Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Live standup comedy show Laugh Riot at the Hyatt. Every Saturday night 8 til 10 pm. Doors open 7pm $10 CASH ONLY Admission Event begins at 8:00PM Presented by:

Categories: Theater, Other Events

Leslie Nolan: Beyond the Edge

The Art League Gallery

Combining confident, bold, expressive brushwork with vibrant color, artist Leslie Nolan has created a series of portraits bursting with raw emotion.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Meditations on Ecclesiastes

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

The NSS, a symphonic string orchestra, is back following our enthusiastically received premiere performance this past spring! This time, we present Norman Dello Joio’s Meditations on Ecclesiastes, a reflective work based upon the famous passage “To Everything There is a Season.” Awarded the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Music, this composition is a musical interpretation of the opening chapter of the Biblical Book of Ecclesiastes.

Twenty-one string musicians will also perform Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Paul Lewis' Rosa Mundi, Gareth Walters’ Divertimento, and Edward Elgar’s Serenade. The Holst and Elgar pieces will be familiar to many concert-goers, while the rarely heard gems by Lewis and Walters are sure to delight experienced and novice listeners alike.

There will be one 15-minute intermission.

Metamorphosis! Art Exhibit

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

“Metamorphosis” juried art exhibit (October 3-November 2) at Del Ray Artisans gallery. Transformative art embodying ‘change’. Thursday 12-6pm; Friday & Saturday 12-9pm; Sunday 12-6pm. Reception: Friday, October 3, 7-9pm.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Musical Mavericks

Garth Newel Music Center

Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, VA presents “Musical Mavericks,” a concert featuring the Aeolus String Quartet performing the works of Bartók & Debussy. 

Nasta‛liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

This exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on nasta‛liq, a calligraphic script that developed in 14th-century Iran. More than 20 works dating from 1400 to 1600, the height of nasta‛liq’s development, tell the story of its transformation from a simple conveyer of the written word into an artistic form.

Categories: Arts, Free

National Chamber Ensemble - Night of Italian Opera

Rosslyn Spectrum Theater

The National Chamber Ensemble, together with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute present Night of Italian Opera! Enjoy a glorious night of instrumental music, arias and duets with opera stars soprano Yana Eminova and baritone Anton Belov. Some of the exciting operatic music of the evening will include duets from great operas: I Pagliacci, Don Giovanni and La Traviata.

National Museum of the American Indian Exhibit “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

National Museum of the American Indian

Nation to Nation presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of the U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. 

Categories: Exhibits, Free

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities: Painting, Poetry, Music

The Phillips Collection

Around 1890, Neo-Impressionist painters including Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Theo van Rysselberghe created pictures that accentuate subjectivity and an inner world of experience, approaches they shared with their contemporaries, Symbolist painters, writers, and composers in Paris and Brussels. This focus was different from Neo-Impressionism's beginnings in 1886, when the movement was hailed as an alternative to Impressionism, offering a fresh opportunity to focus on light and contemporary life. With more than 70 paintings and works on paper this exhibition demonstrates how the Neo-Impressionists employed stylization and a deliberate orchestration of color to create landscapes and figures that went far beyond observed nature.

Categories: Exhibits

Opera on the Plaza

The Shops at Wisconsin Place

A free concert by Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera performing best loved Aria’s and selections from this year’s schedule.  Food and other selections from stores available.

Our War

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Twenty five of America’s finest playwrights, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award, weave together a rich tapestry of short monologues for actors and noted members of the Washington, D.C. community to explore the repercussions of the U.S. Civil War.

Categories: Theater, History

Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota installs a monumental yet intimate work in the Sackler pavilion this summer.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Petit Mort

The Washington Ballet

Petite Mort is Jiri Kylián’s masterwork. Haunting, joyfully witty and provocative

Pianist Eric Himy Performs with The McLean Symphony

The Alden Theatre

Pianist Eric Himy Performs with The McLean Symphony for a concert of "Passion and Romance."

Dvorak Symphony No. 9, Op. 95, "From the New World"
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

New York Times: “Eric Himy is flawlessly poised, elegant and brilliant”

Categories: Music: Classical

Play Work Build

National Building Museum

PLAY WORK BUILD takes children and adults alike through an exploration of play with an immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes and an original virtual block play experience. 

Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

Target Gallery

New Exhibition at Target Gallery Examines New Frontiers in Contemporary Photography 

Categories: Arts, Free, Exhibits


The Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

Ambassador Theater Presents US Premiere of RAGE
By Michele Riml 
Will “justifiable” violence or passive resistance win the day? Who will survive?
Directed by Helen Hayes awarded director, Joe Banno 

Featuring: Ariana Almajan as Laura Whalen and Marlowe Vilchez as Raymond Stitt

WHERE: Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint
     916 G Street NW, Washington DC
WHEN: October 22 – November 16, 2014

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Matinees: Sundays at 2:00 pm

TICKETS: $8 - $40 Online: 
For 16 + Audiences
“A riveting work by the Canadian author, Michele Riml, recipient of the Jessie Richardson Award 2008!"

Categories: International, Theater

Rocky Horror Picture Show live on-stage!

The Workhouse Arts Center

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center for the Rocky Horror Picture Show presented live on-stage by the Unquiet Theater Company. Written and composed by Richard O'Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. 

Categories: Theater, Music: Other

SCAN's Toast to Hope: "Let's Make Childhood Magic!"


A magical evening to support SCAN's child abuse prevention programs in Northern Virginia, this year's Toast to Hope will include wine & beer tasting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and more!

Sinuous Synthesis – a solo exhibit by painter and ceramicist Carol-Clay-Ward

Arts in the Village Gallery

Arts in the Village Gallery presents Sinuous Synthesis, a solo Featured Artist Exhibit by Carol Clay-Ward, in a show that demonstrates Carol’s love of nature  and her wide range of artistic talent

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show

National Building Museum

A show and sale of wearable art featuring jewelry, clothing and accessories featuring over 50 American craft and wearable art designers, all previously juried into the Smithsonian Craft Show.

Categories: Arts, Other Events

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

This exhibition showcases a group of the Freer’s best Song dynasty landscape paintings along with later works that illustrate the evolution of six different styles.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

The Corn Maze in the Plains

The Corn Maze in the Plains

Fall Fun in Northern Virginia! 5 acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkins, animals, food, and much more!

The Potomac Valley Watercolorists present the exhibition "40 years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists"

The Workhouse Arts Center

The Potomac Valley Watercolorists present the exhibition "40 years of Potomac Valley Watercolorists" at the Workhouse Arts Center, Wed-Sun, Sept 13th through Oct 25th.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Free

Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage

Walk in Lincoln's footsteps at President Lincoln's Cottage, the summer home of the Lincoln family and "the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation."

Trick-or-Treat Among the Trees

Robinson Nature Center

Celebrate Halloween with a trick-or-treating adventure along the Robinson Nature Center trail. Each stop along the way offers fun, live interpretation of fall nature happenings and, of course, a goodie to take home. Wear your favorite costume and we'll wear ours!

Categories: Family Oriented, Holiday

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Wendell Phillips, a young paleontologist and geologist, headed one of the largest archaeological expeditions to remote South Arabia (present-day Yemen) from 1949 to 1951. Through a selection of unearthed objects as well as film and photography taken by the expedition team, the exhibition highlights Phillips’s key finds, recreates his adventures, and conveys the thrill of discovery on this important archaeological frontier.

Categories: Exhibits, Arts

Urban Agriculture Symposium and Farm Tour

University of the District of Columbia

The Urban Agriculture Symposium will bring together thought leaders to discuss critical components of today’s food economy - from urban food production to preparation and distribution. Day 1 (9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.) will feature keynotes and breakout sessions, while Day 2 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) will feature tours of of the urban agriculture initiatives at Washington Parks & People and the UDC Muirkirk Research Farm. FREE.

Washington Bach Consort presents "The Intimate Bach"

Hood College, Hodson Outdoor Theater

Enjoy a program of vocal and instrumental music featuring the superb artistry of members of the Consort chorus and orchestra. In addition to a sampling of many of the composer’s most popular arias and choruses, the ensemble will also showcase some of the timeless treasures in the purely instrumental genre including music for solo harpsichord, solo cello and solo violin. It’s a fun evening where the Joy of Bach really resonates.

Categories: Music: Classical

Washington, D.C. Walk4Hearing

National Mall

The Washington, D.C Walk4Hearing will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Sylvan Theater in front of the Washington Monument. Refreshments and children's entertainment will be available before and after the walk.

Categories: Charity Events

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A New Musical

Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

American University's Department of Performing Arts presents Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the musical based on the foreign film by Pedro Almodóvar.

Categories: Theater, Arts

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A New Musical

Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre

American University's Department of Performing Arts presents Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the musical based on the foreign film by Pedro Almodóvar.

Categories: Theater, Arts

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